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2020-09-28 7:32:54 PM  
This hit us. I could get email on my computer, but not my phone. Wife could get phone, but not computer. Others lost both and some lost neither. Created a real clusterf*ck for about an hour since I couldn't find anything online saying what was going on.

Everything seems to be working as of now for us.
 
2020-09-28 7:40:08 PM  

scottydoesntknow: This hit us. I could get email on my computer, but not my phone. Wife could get phone, but not computer. Others lost both and some lost neither. Created a real clusterf*ck for about an hour since I couldn't find anything online saying what was going on.

Everything seems to be working as of now for us.


Email transport is still working but anyone using a client that didn't have cached credentials was screwed.

I seized the opportunity to stop working and opened some wine!
 
2020-09-28 7:40:31 PM  
My company is down.
 
2020-09-28 7:41:40 PM  

markie_farkie: scottydoesntknow: This hit us. I could get email on my computer, but not my phone. Wife could get phone, but not computer. Others lost both and some lost neither. Created a real clusterf*ck for about an hour since I couldn't find anything online saying what was going on.

Everything seems to be working as of now for us.

Email transport is still working but anyone using a client that didn't have cached credentials was screwed.

I seized the opportunity to stop working and opened some wine!


The help desk standard 1st step of "have you rebooted" knocked a lot of people off.
 
2020-09-28 7:44:24 PM  

markie_farkie: scottydoesntknow: This hit us. I could get email on my computer, but not my phone. Wife could get phone, but not computer. Others lost both and some lost neither. Created a real clusterf*ck for about an hour since I couldn't find anything online saying what was going on.

Everything seems to be working as of now for us.

Email transport is still working but anyone using a client that didn't have cached credentials was screwed.

I seized the opportunity to stop working and opened some wine!


LOL I would use that as an excuse, but I started well before the issues came up. All it did was make my texts a bit harder to interpret.
 
2020-09-28 7:44:51 PM  
It's an annoyance.
 
2020-09-28 7:45:43 PM  

scottydoesntknow: markie_farkie: scottydoesntknow: This hit us. I could get email on my computer, but not my phone. Wife could get phone, but not computer. Others lost both and some lost neither. Created a real clusterf*ck for about an hour since I couldn't find anything online saying what was going on.

Everything seems to be working as of now for us.

Email transport is still working but anyone using a client that didn't have cached credentials was screwed.

I seized the opportunity to stop working and opened some wine!

LOL I would use that as an excuse, but I started well before the issues came up. All it did was make my texts a bit harder to interpret.


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This view pairs well with a nice Cab Syrah blend.
 
2020-09-28 7:49:52 PM  

markie_farkie: scottydoesntknow: markie_farkie: scottydoesntknow: This hit us. I could get email on my computer, but not my phone. Wife could get phone, but not computer. Others lost both and some lost neither. Created a real clusterf*ck for about an hour since I couldn't find anything online saying what was going on.

Everything seems to be working as of now for us.

Email transport is still working but anyone using a client that didn't have cached credentials was screwed.

I seized the opportunity to stop working and opened some wine!

LOL I would use that as an excuse, but I started well before the issues came up. All it did was make my texts a bit harder to interpret.

[Fark user image image 425x318]

This view pairs well with a nice Cab Syrah blend.


Nice backyard, and well manicured (my lawn guy didn't come this week or I'd post mine), but I do have to ask...are the Halloween decorations strictly for y'all or do you have a party or something? Backyard deco is harder for me to get since no one will see it unless you invite them over. And I definitely have the same ghost figure on your fence!
 
2020-09-28 7:58:31 PM  

scottydoesntknow: markie_farkie: scottydoesntknow: markie_farkie: scottydoesntknow: This hit us. I could get email on my computer, but not my phone. Wife could get phone, but not computer. Others lost both and some lost neither. Created a real clusterf*ck for about an hour since I couldn't find anything online saying what was going on.

Everything seems to be working as of now for us.

Email transport is still working but anyone using a client that didn't have cached credentials was screwed.

I seized the opportunity to stop working and opened some wine!

LOL I would use that as an excuse, but I started well before the issues came up. All it did was make my texts a bit harder to interpret.

[Fark user image image 425x318]

This view pairs well with a nice Cab Syrah blend.

Nice backyard, and well manicured (my lawn guy didn't come this week or I'd post mine), but I do have to ask...are the Halloween decorations strictly for y'all or do you have a party or something? Backyard deco is harder for me to get since no one will see it unless you invite them over. And I definitely have the same ghost figure on your fence!


Mower guy was here this AM, thankfully.  Also the pic hides all the burned grass spots where the dogs piss.

We might have a few neighbors who are homebodys over but no major bashes this year.

Most of our decorations are crap we bought over the years at those pop up stores that move into failed retail spots, so yeah, we get zero points for originality.
 
2020-09-28 8:02:39 PM  
It's down for the world, MS has no idea when it'll be back. https://status.office.com/
 
2020-09-28 8:03:25 PM  

scottydoesntknow: This hit us. I could get email on my computer, but not my phone. Wife could get phone, but not computer. Others lost both and some lost neither. Created a real clusterf*ck for about an hour since I couldn't find anything online saying what was going on.

Everything seems to be working as of now for us.


Update: Computer is now giving the same "Login to microsoft Online" error messages my wife was getting before.
 
2020-09-28 8:09:16 PM  

dj_bigbird: It's down for the world, MS has no idea when it'll be back. https://status.office.com/


Current status: We've identified that reverting the recent change did not alleviate impact to Microsoft services as expected. We're working to explore additional options for mitigation.

Someone in patch and regression testing is not starting off their week very well at all.
 
2020-09-28 8:20:39 PM  

markie_farkie: dj_bigbird: It's down for the world, MS has no idea when it'll be back. https://status.office.com/

Current status: We've identified that reverting the recent change did not alleviate impact to Microsoft services as expected. We're working to explore additional options for mitigation.

Someone in patch and regression testing is not starting off their week very well at all.


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2020-09-28 8:41:13 PM  
It's coming back, slowly. Some people can get on...maybe.
 
2020-09-28 8:57:15 PM  
And that's what happens with cloud computing.
 
2020-09-28 9:06:58 PM  
It's a Leap Year, so technically they are still on track for 365.
 
2020-09-28 9:09:08 PM  
I got an email saying that email was down.

/Seriously
 
2020-09-28 9:09:16 PM  
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So, you put a mission critical business system up in the Cloud on infrastructure you don't control?

And it crashed?  And now your business is seriously impacted by the outage?

Who'd have thought?
 
2020-09-28 9:10:07 PM  

Wolfling: [Fark user image 248x203]
So, you put a mission critical business system up in the Cloud on infrastructure you don't control?

And it crashed?  And now your business is seriously impacted by the outage?

Who'd have thought?


Netflix would like a word with you.
 
2020-09-28 9:13:13 PM  

Gubbo: Wolfling: [Fark user image 248x203]
So, you put a mission critical business system up in the Cloud on infrastructure you don't control?

And it crashed?  And now your business is seriously impacted by the outage?

Who'd have thought?

Netflix would like a word with you.


NHL streaming had a nice outage when one of the Amazon East regions took a massive dump a couple of seasons ago.
 
2020-09-28 9:14:29 PM  
I just checked.  Morse code still works.
 
2020-09-28 9:15:29 PM  

dj_bigbird: Gubbo: Wolfling: [Fark user image 248x203]
So, you put a mission critical business system up in the Cloud on infrastructure you don't control?

And it crashed?  And now your business is seriously impacted by the outage?

Who'd have thought?

Netflix would like a word with you.

NHL streaming had a nice outage when one of the Amazon East regions took a massive dump a couple of seasons ago.


They didn't have automated failover to a different region?

Hmmm, I know Netflix puts a lot of work into working around all the different outages that they can think of. So maybe they aren't a good example.
 
2020-09-28 9:15:58 PM  
If you can't access a vital document because you can't access a page on the internet, you may want to revise your résumé.  If you can't access your résumé if you can't access a page on the internet, you may want to start digging now.
 
2020-09-28 9:19:51 PM  

Wolfling: [Fark user image 248x203]
So, you put a mission critical business system up in the Cloud on infrastructure you don't control?

And it crashed?  And now your business is seriously impacted by the outage?

Who'd have thought?


Yeah, for the 48 weeks of the year that it works, it's generally a great service. But those 4 weeks that it doesn't are the bane of anyone doing IT tech support.

///Worked for an MSP
//O365 goes down, we'd get at least 40 extra calls from 6-12 different companies
/Just about every one of them Mr. Super Important angrily asking why we can't at least make *his* email work
 
2020-09-28 9:20:34 PM  

Gubbo: dj_bigbird: Gubbo: Wolfling: [Fark user image 248x203]
So, you put a mission critical business system up in the Cloud on infrastructure you don't control?

And it crashed?  And now your business is seriously impacted by the outage?

Who'd have thought?

Netflix would like a word with you.

NHL streaming had a nice outage when one of the Amazon East regions took a massive dump a couple of seasons ago.

They didn't have automated failover to a different region?

Hmmm, I know Netflix puts a lot of work into working around all the different outages that they can think of. So maybe they aren't a good example.


Not then, they didn't. The outage took out a bunch of stuff, iirc, not just NHL.
 
2020-09-28 9:26:03 PM  
It was an Azure AD outage.   it was nice not having email for an hour.

then had to work late dealing with the email that came in when it fixed   mins before the end of my shift
 
2020-09-28 9:26:31 PM  

dj_bigbird: Gubbo: dj_bigbird: Gubbo: Wolfling: [Fark user image 248x203]
So, you put a mission critical business system up in the Cloud on infrastructure you don't control?

And it crashed?  And now your business is seriously impacted by the outage?

Who'd have thought?

Netflix would like a word with you.

NHL streaming had a nice outage when one of the Amazon East regions took a massive dump a couple of seasons ago.

They didn't have automated failover to a different region?

Hmmm, I know Netflix puts a lot of work into working around all the different outages that they can think of. So maybe they aren't a good example.

Not then, they didn't. The outage took out a bunch of stuff, iirc, not just NHL.


Yeah I remember a lot of stuff went down.

I wonder which happens more often. Amazon/Microsoft/Google going down, or your own servers which aren't your core business and aren't something that you know a lot about going down.
 
2020-09-28 10:00:42 PM  

Gubbo: dj_bigbird: Gubbo: dj_bigbird: Gubbo: Wolfling: [Fark user image 248x203]
So, you put a mission critical business system up in the Cloud on infrastructure you don't control?

And it crashed?  And now your business is seriously impacted by the outage?

Who'd have thought?

Netflix would like a word with you.

NHL streaming had a nice outage when one of the Amazon East regions took a massive dump a couple of seasons ago.

They didn't have automated failover to a different region?

Hmmm, I know Netflix puts a lot of work into working around all the different outages that they can think of. So maybe they aren't a good example.

Not then, they didn't. The outage took out a bunch of stuff, iirc, not just NHL.

Yeah I remember a lot of stuff went down.

I wonder which happens more often. Amazon/Microsoft/Google going down, or your own servers which aren't your core business and aren't something that you know a lot about going down.


Was going to say... Email (and other service outages) used to happen more frequently when everything was hosted internally. O365 is fairly rock-solid. Saying that, though, they definitely got exposed here. Hopefully they'll learn from it and make the service better moving forward.
 
2020-09-28 10:11:28 PM  

dittybopper: I just checked.  Morse code still works.


Semaphore not so much.  It's dark out.

:P
 
2020-09-28 10:29:59 PM  

LurkerSupreme: Wolfling: [Fark user image 248x203]
So, you put a mission critical business system up in the Cloud on infrastructure you don't control?

And it crashed?  And now your business is seriously impacted by the outage?

Who'd have thought?

Yeah, for the 48 weeks of the year that it works, it's generally a great service. But those 4 weeks that it doesn't are the bane of anyone doing IT tech support.

///Worked for an MSP
//O365 goes down, we'd get at least 40 extra calls from 6-12 different companies
/Just about every one of them Mr. Super Important angrily asking why we can't at least make *his* email work


Preaching to the choir with that one. As Helpdesk manager, my phone and email normally blow up when service outages hit. Thankfully, I got hit as well, so I can't get any emails.
 
2020-09-28 10:34:58 PM  
Bad news - this hit when I'm on call
Good news - ServiceNow uses MS for authentication, so no one could place logs.

toldyousosmirk.gif
 
2020-09-28 11:54:29 PM  
The Red Cross heavily relies on Teams for coordination supporting evacuees.  Good thing it didn't last longer.
 
2020-09-29 1:08:58 AM  
Couldn't run credit card sales. Great. Just fantastic.
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2020-09-29 1:22:32 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: And that's what happens with cloud computing.


When I was in college, "dumb" terminals connected to a VAX were the thing.

Then, IBM and MS teamed up to make the computing power on the desktop, and everyone loved it.  You could fix your own computer when something went wrong.

Years later, the "cloud" is all the rage, which can easily be translated to "someone else's computer" and you can't fix sh*t on your end when things go wrong, which they frequently do.

The circle of life, I guess.  Eventually, people are going to stop trusting their security and data to someone else's computer.
 
2020-09-29 5:39:37 AM  
Microsoft As A Serv
 
2020-09-29 8:14:53 AM  
Didn't have any problems with Libre Office during the outage. Happy cloud computing!
 
2020-09-29 8:28:07 AM  

FNG: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: And that's what happens with cloud computing.

When I was in college, "dumb" terminals connected to a VAX were the thing.

Then, IBM and MS teamed up to make the computing power on the desktop, and everyone loved it.  You could fix your own computer when something went wrong.

Years later, the "cloud" is all the rage, which can easily be translated to "someone else's computer" and you can't fix sh*t on your end when things go wrong, which they frequently do.

The circle of life, I guess.  Eventually, people are going to stop trusting their security and data to someone else's computer.


Nah. It's an ever widening circle.

Mainframe to PC
PC to Cloud
Cloud to Phone
Phone to Watch
Watch to IoT
 
2020-09-29 8:38:20 AM  

xanadian: dittybopper: I just checked.  Morse code still works.

Semaphore not so much.  It's dark out.

:P


Yet again, Morse code to the rescue!

static.memrise.comView Full Size


In case you're wondering, it says "QUIT"
 
2020-09-29 8:39:29 AM  

FNG: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: And that's what happens with cloud computing.

When I was in college, "dumb" terminals connected to a VAX were the thing.

Then, IBM and MS teamed up to make the computing power on the desktop, and everyone loved it.  You could fix your own computer when something went wrong.

Years later, the "cloud" is all the rage, which can easily be translated to "someone else's computer" and you can't fix sh*t on your end when things go wrong, which they frequently do.

The circle of life, I guess.  Eventually, people are going to stop trusting their security and data to someone else's computer.


I've seen a couple of these cycles in my time.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.
 
2020-09-29 12:28:20 PM  

GardenWeasel: My company is down.


Maybe cloud based software is a terrible idea and selling a product as a subscription is a move for assholes.  I just got MS 365 and I hate it.  Just the concept is trash.  They want to earn money without actually doing anything.  They want to turn what should be a one time product sale into a continuous revenue stream.
 
2020-09-29 12:58:05 PM  

GardenWeasel: FNG: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: And that's what happens with cloud computing.

When I was in college, "dumb" terminals connected to a VAX were the thing.

Then, IBM and MS teamed up to make the computing power on the desktop, and everyone loved it.  You could fix your own computer when something went wrong.

Years later, the "cloud" is all the rage, which can easily be translated to "someone else's computer" and you can't fix sh*t on your end when things go wrong, which they frequently do.

The circle of life, I guess.  Eventually, people are going to stop trusting their security and data to someone else's computer.

Nah. It's an ever widening circle.

Mainframe to PC
PC to Cloud
Cloud to Phone
Phone to Watch
Watch to IoT


I must be one of the few IT people left that doesn't have a "smart" watch or an IoT device.
 
2020-09-29 1:09:06 PM  

dj_bigbird: I must be one of the few IT people left that doesn't have a "smart" watch or an IoT device


You are not alone.  I've thought about a "smart" watch.   But I like my analog too much.
 
2020-09-29 4:00:50 PM  

BizarreMan: dj_bigbird: I must be one of the few IT people left that doesn't have a "smart" watch or an IoT device

You are not alone.  I've thought about a "smart" watch.   But I like my analog too much.


I'm not a fan of watches you need to charge every night, or easy to hack devices. https://www.schneier.com/blog/archive​s​/2020/09/hacking-a-coffee-maker.html
 
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